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Rudy Sanchez

Being biracial: How racial stigmas complicate cultural identity

Rudy Sanchez October 26, 2018

In my life, I have seen how others can be systematically privileged or oppressed purely by the color their skin. I am biracial – half-mexican, half-white. My father is Mexican-American and my mother...

Mírame performs during the event. 
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Bookdrive for incarcerated youth minorities

Alejandro Lopez and Maddie Pena October 26, 2018

Read Between the Lines The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted their event “Read Between the Lines,” a book drive...

prison fence

Incarceration of Bill Cosby in the #MeToo era: A whole mess

Adrianne Kristianto October 3, 2018

A man who made us all laugh, a man who gave us valuable lessons in our lives, former “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, has been sentenced to three to ten years in jail after being convicted of sexual...

Graphic of police officer beating a man on the ground

It is not about race

Brent Davis September 19, 2018

Amber Guyger did not shoot Botham Jean because he was black! No, today’s story will not be about race, but about how the police are handling the situation and not being held to a higher standard when...

Stereotyping and how it affects college students

Stereotyping and how it affects college students

Brent Davis August 21, 2018

Chris Rock once made a joke in his stand-up comedy about 20 years ago, where he stated that, “If you are black you will get more respect in the “hood” coming out of prison, than coming out of college.”...

President Donald Trump addresses media following the Parkland shooting.
Courtesy of the White House

White Privilege: “He was troubled”

Alejandro Lopez February 21, 2018

In the wake of the recent Parkland shooting, a word that keeps reappearing in the media and the mouths of many politicians is “troubled.” Troubled may describe a situation or a person but certainly...

UTSA Dialogues: Acting a Race

October 26, 2014

The Paisano In this episode of UTSA Dialogues, Didi Adiakpan talks with Lonnie Harris on acting a race, stereotypes and identity. They go back and forth on whether or not generalizations...

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